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Around the World with the Whisker
Sisters: Adventures in Poland ©
Written and illustrated by Morgan Nadin
Dedicated to everyone who has
helped me on my journey.
One day, a man named Phileas
Fogg caught three mice eating
his cheese in his travel bag.
The three mice, called the Whisker
Sisters, had always left him coins in
exchange for eating his snacks and
were very sorry for taking his food.
Mr. Fogg forgave the Sisters
and offered to let them stay in
the guest room of his house since
they didn’t have anywhere else
to go. They happily agreed to
move in and be his roommates.
They danced to his records, wrote stories in their journals,
read from his library, and watched him play card games with his friends.
One night, Mr. Fogg’s friends
challenged Mr. Fogg to travel
around the world in 80 days.
He accepted their challenge. After
taking some time to figure out the best
route around the world, he scooped up
the Whisker Sisters and headed to the
nearest train station. On the way there,
the Sisters reminded him that today
was the annual hot air balloon festival,
and they would be able to travel faster
if they could fly in a hot air balloon.
Mr. Fogg agreed with the girls and started
walking in the direction of the festival.
When they arrived at the hot air balloon
festival, he offered to pay a lot of money
for the biggest balloon for sale.
After Mr. Fogg bought the balloon,
the little Whisker Sisters made
sure they had everything they
needed for the long journey and the four
travelers began to fly the balloon.
The Sisters pointed out that they would
need to stop and fill the balloon with fuel
every day. Mr. Fogg nodded and decided
that they would stop in Poland first.
As they lifted off, the Sisters
were giddy at the thought
of such a grand adventure
and they looked over the
side of the balloon’s basket
for the whole ride.
They liked to peek down
at the earth and spot the big
cities, fields, and farms
far below them.
After many hours, they landed
in Krakow, Poland to restock
their food and to rest.
It was still daylight, so the
Sisters and Mr. Fogg landed
their balloon in a grassy park
and decided to explore the city
before finding a place to sleep.
As soon as they started
walking through the city,
the sweet smell of Polish
pastries led them towards
the town square.
They saw carts full of delicious treats and heard loud, happy music playing nearby.
After Mr. Fogg got several
pastries to share with the
Sisters, the group headed
towards the sound of fiddlers.
The Sisters were so
excited to see all of
the dancers, bright
clothing, and music that they
began to dance themselves.
One of the dancers gave the
Sisters bright cloth. They
tied it around their heads
like the other dancers.
Mr. Fogg clapped as the three Sisters began to dance in time to the tune of the fiiddle
with scraps of bright clothing given to them
by the dancers tied around their heads.
They had so much fun dancing
and laughing that they hardly noticed
that the moon was in the sky.
The Sisters thanked the dancers
for being so kind, and went off
with Mr. Fogg to find a place
to sleep for the night. After a bit of
walking, the travelers found a small inn.
The Sisters were so tired from the dancing and eating that they fell asleep right away on a small yellow napkin.
Mr. Fogg smiled and tucked the Sisters in before going to sleep.
In the morning, the Sisters woke up,
excited to start another day in such
an exciting place. They climbed off
of the pillow and began jumping on
the bed to wake up Mr. Fogg.
After breakfast, the Sisters led
Mr. Fogg back to the town square
to stock up on more snacks and get
fuel for the hot air balloon.
They ended up getting
a lot of snacks and cloth.
They also got sewing supplies
so the Sisters could practice
some of the embroidery
the dancers were wearing
the night before.
With smiling faces and full
bellies, the travelers
climbed back into their hot
air balloon and said goodbye to Poland.
The Sisters were a little sad because
they would miss the busy streets,
warm pastries, large buildings,and
bright clothing. Mr. Fogg patted their
heads and reminded them that there
was a big journey ahead with many
more exciting places to explore.
The Sisters soon cheered up as
the balloon began to soar higher.
They would miss the excitement of
Poland, but they looked forward
to all of the adventures ahead!